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measures into their own hands. in mississippi for one house speaker phillip gunn says he will block any federal measures limiting second amendment rights from being enforced in his state. and mississippi state rep chris brown says he is drafting legislation to say that any firearms manufactured there will not fall subject to federal guidelines. down in texas, attorney general greg abbott spoke out yesterday. he said what happened in connecticut was a horrible tragedy but he also said this. >> is it appropriate to have politicians to overreact and take actions that are both counterproductive and unconstitutional. >> abbott says he is prepared to make sure politicians don't strip away second amendment protections. in kentucky, rand paul also saying he'll challenge obama's executive action there laying out a plan to nullify the orders. more bill press up after the break. stay with us. i want the people who watch our show, to be able to come away armed with the facts, and the arguments to feel confident in their positions. i want them to have the data and i want them to have the passion.
's like? it's like saying okay, slavery is wrong but you can still do it in mississippi if that's what you want, right? didn't we kind of go through this kind of logic here at one time? you know? that's why you have the supreme court. that's why national policies. it is either right or it's wrong. if it's right then everybody ought to abide by that policy. if it's wrong you shouldn't be able to do it in one state but not in another state. >> that's a good point. this is not a drastic change. this is not some major change in leadership from the boy scouts. this was basically saying we don't want to ruffle too many feathers so we're going to back off of it a little bit. you guys can keep on practices hate if you want to. we're totally fine with that. >> bill: we can have our cake and eat it, too. >> exactly. we can look good by changing the policy but we'll let all of the other people continue to discriminate. doesn't fool me. you know all the way all or nothing here. 1-866-55-press. no half-ass boy scout change. 1-866-55-press. just get rid of the discrimination anti-gay policy. it's the wr
not this phone compromise. in flint, mississippi, doris, what do you say? caller: hey, bill. the last lady, i am not just disappointed. i am disgusted. i say et tu brute, judas. all of the people. i fought. many people fought hard for this. you are more familiar with congress but there had to be democrats that went along with this because they are in the majority. i am disgusted with whoever they are and i want to know who they are. we never know who they are. when he said -- i think reid said they didn't have enough votes. i don't know if that's true or not but i would rather they take a vote and let me see who the betrayers are. >> bill: i do know this not to defend harry reid because i think it's a total lack of leadership on this issue on his part. there were some old-time senators who didn't want to -- didn't want to change because they were -- they sort of feel like, well, when we get back in power, we will want to use the filibuster this way. but democrats never did. they didn't abuse it the way republicans have. i don't care what party is in charg
mississippi and places like florida and places like southern virginia. they are failing because they have their too small to succeed. >> also, i think, you know, when you look at this idea of what's going on wall street, the american people see these -- a company that is greedy over the top, and dangerous and this really just drives home the fact that they are a greedy greedy business when you have someone who helps you out this way after you ask for it. i mean what if the government was going to say fine. you didn't like the deal. give us the money back. aig has given us the most visceral aspect of this bail-out because as you recall. it started when essentially what is in effect a rogue department in london, aig financial products. wrote way too many essentially fire insurance products, the credit fault swap fire insurance you can buy on a house you don't own, you can double up, triple up. there were 70, trillion dollars the credit default on underlying loans which only if you could count it, only like $12 trillion worth of locations outstanding. in other word
. mississippi rep steven palazzo is one of 67 republicans who voted against that $9.7 billion worth of aid on january 4th. but yesterday i sent out a letter to those members of the g.o.p. asking them to reverse their votes and pass a larger bill that's in the house today. palazzo has been widely criticized for his stance on this since his own state given katrina aid seven years ago. another big issue facing congress is the debt ceiling. treasury secretary timothy geithner released a letter this week saying the government could run out its borrowing authority in as little as four weeks. now, republicans are trying to use this chance to force the democrats into serious long-term spending cuts but obama insists this is about paying the bills congress has already racked up. more bill up next. just be grateful current tv does not come in smellivision. the sweatshirt is nice and all but i could use a golden lasso. (vo) only on current tv. >> announcer: broad broadcasting across the nation and on tv on current tv. >> bill: breaking news, clarence thomas has spoken. for the first time in seven yea
bowl game in 63 years. they beat mississippi state in the gator bowl. >> bill: a lot of good football yesterday. >> got of good football. >> and i guess we have to mention the redskins. >> siprion is so happy. >> bill: he is a happy camper. even when they were losing he was wearing his cap. >> that's true. >> this fan certainly hope the redskins make it all the way. >> bill: did anybody predict they would win the east? >> marion barry did. >> bill: he got it. yes, indeed i got to tell you when this gang went to bed last night, it looked like we had already gone over the cliff because the house republicans were saying we're not going to swallow this deal, we're going to stick to our guns. well, they caved in last night. and the president came into the white house briefing room and said this is it. we got it done. i'll sign this mother. >> obama: i will sign a law that raises taxes on the top 2% of americans. >> bill: he said it a little more gently than i did. he also thanked particularly the guy that put the bill together. >> obama: i want to thank all of the leaders o
think their policy. >> henry barber one of the committeemen from mississippi, a nephew of hallee bar sees himself doing an overview of where the party need to go. he talked to a variety of us and said on the way up, i was reading this 1989 white paper that the democrats did after their schlacking in 88, during the carter years, and i read it and i thought, you know, this is not the kind of thing that we need to do as a party. we just need to change, you know, this or that way or mentioning thing. we need to reach out and find better candidates. so i asked henry the other day to send this thing to me he had read. it was a fascinating document written by, you know, bill goulson who is now at brookings. and it was hardcore assessment intro spection by the democrat we can party, much manifest by the kind of things bill clinton brought in which totally reoriented american politics and has basically paved the way for the kind of dominance the democrats have had since then. but what you see written down there and here in washington as well, there is very little of
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